Found in 28 Collections and/or Records:
The collection consists of materials relating to Jewish religious life in Europe from the 1830s to the 1930s. Topics include: marriages, births, divorces, deaths, bar mitzvahs, holidays, the Sabbath, daily customs, ritual slaughter (shehitah), ritual baths, mezuzahs, prayers, rabbis. Items include: marriage contracts, divorce deeds, wedding invitations, birth announcements, bar mitzvah speeches, New Year's cards, correspondence, photographs.
This collection consists mostly of correspondence between the Fein family and Fein & Co. relating to the Fein family's immigration to the U.S. There are also letters and documents about the death of Sigmund Fein and the return of Anselm Feuerbach's painting Maedchenkopf
The collection holds papers of the Mieses and related families, including family correspondence, business documents and photographs. Included are letters of the chess master Jacques Mieses (1865-1954); the private and business correspondence of Adolph Koritzer, a fur trader in Leipzig, and his fiancée, Nanny Herzberg, 1856-1859; engagement letters of Marcus Pflaum and Emilie Hoeter-Hirsch, 1833; and correspondence and manuscripts of the literary historian Friedrich Gundolf (1880-1931).
The collection contains documents and correspondence related to the Jung-Juedischer Club from Leipzig. Prominent topics in this collection are the organizational structures of the club, its activities and membership. The collection comprises organizational documents, such as bylaws, a vast amount of minutes from the Club's monthly meetings and an ample amount of correspondence to and from the club.
This collection includes various material concerning the Jewish Community in Leipzig. It contains administrative files and correspondence from the Third Reich as well as lists of deportations. It also contains speeches and essays about Jewish life in Leipzig.
The collection comprises materials related to the Mendelssohn colloquium held in Leipzig in 1993 at which Fred Grubel presented a paper: Die Mendelssohns: Geschichte einer Familie. Materials include Grubel's manuscript, drafts of the same, research notes, and program.
This collection contains Max Jacobson's family papers, as well as a substantial number of materials related to the Jacobson family's internment in the Theresienstadt concentration camp and to Max Jacobson's life as a displaced person in Germany in 1945.
The Renate Bridenthal Family Collection primarily documents the lives and especially the emigration experiences of Renate Bridenthal's parents, Elchunon and Irene Rubin. Papers of Irene Rubin are prominent in the collection and include restitution correspondence and her writing. Documents related to Renate and her brother Harribald's early lives and emigration is are also present. The collection consists of extensive personal and restitution correspondence, official documents, newspaper clippings regarding Irene Rubin's death, drafts of her writing, and three albums.
The bulk of the collection contains letters to Harry Rimalower in Argentina from his parents and other family members in Leipzig, Germany, (1936-1940). Included in the letters are updates on family members and friends in Germany, discussion of the ever-worsening situation there, and discussion of efforts to facilitate the emigration of Harry Rimalower's parents from Germany. English-language translations of several letters are included. Also included is a brief history of the Eppstein family of Mannheim and a family tree of the Bernhard Solomon family from the 17th century to 1937, with birth and death dates and locations.
The Robitscher collection roughly covers a period beginning in the early 20th century to the mid 70’s. The bulk consists of a huge volume of correspondence concerning Thomas’ efforts to gain U.S. citizenship and a substantial amount of correspondence dealing with restitution claims. Most of the collection deals with Thomas, with smaller portions allotted to his mother, Magdalena Robitscher-Hahn, and his common-law wife Anne Kelemen.
Official documents pertaining mainly to the estate of the fur broker Werner Schild (1901-1976), including vital and educational records, correspondence, immigration and restitution papers. Also included are documents for his wife, Suzanne (Susanne) Schild née Scheier, and also their son, Frank Schild.
This collection contains personal papers and a 2003 questionnaire of John (formerly Hans) Spiegler as well as correspondence of his wife Meta Weinrauch’s family prior to and following their immigration to the United States in 1941. Also included are letters from Herman(n) Felber.
The Stanton Family Collection contains documents, correspondence, and photographs representing several centuries of Henry Stanton’s German-Jewish ancestors from the Sobernheim, Hinrichsen, Bütow, Bendix, Reiche, Abraham, Goldschmidt, Bleichröder, and Mond families. Family histories by Stanton based upon these materials are also included.
The collection contains materials related to Thekla Stein Nordwind as well as prominent family members, such as Rudolf Callman (former board member of the LBI), Gustav Kirstein (publisher and art collector), Edith Jacobson (psychoanalyst and friend of Anna Freud's), and Reinhold Baer (mathematician).